|Neptune-Triton-Kuiper Belt Objects Mission Concept Study - Mark Marley|
This JPL Rapid Mission Architecture (RMA) study was not a mission concept study of a single mission, but instead was an architectural-level study of a set of missions to the Neptune system and, for some, continued travel to a Kuiper Belt Object (KBO). It was commissioned by three Planetary Science Decadal Survey Panels: Giant Planets, Satellites, and Primitive Bodies, whose diverse sets of science priorities made tailoring architectures to the science priorities particularly challenging...
Keywords: Neptune; Triton; Kuiper Belt Object; NASA; Decadal
|Uranus and Neptune Orbiter and Probe Concept Studies - William B. Hubbard|
The purpose of this study was to define a preferred concept approach along with the risk/cost trade space for a Uranus or Neptune Mission launched in the 2020-2023 time frame and within a cost range of $1.5B-$1.9B in FY15$. The study was conducted by a team led by William Hubbard with members of both the Giant Planets and Satellites Panels working with the JHU/APL Space Department as the design center...
Keywords: Uranus; Neptune; Moons; NASA; Mission Concept Study; Decadal